During the Festival Automobile International’s Grand Prix award ceremony that took place on Tuesday 29 January 2019 in Paris, the Peugeot 508 was elected the Most beautiful car of the year 2018 by online voters. The French saloon takes over from the Alpine A110, elected last year.

Practical tips

The Japanese startup Borderless presents the CrossHelmet X1, a revolutionary motorcycle helmet offering riders 360-degree visibility, noise cancellation and smartphone connectivity. It is currently available to pre-order via the Indiegogo crowdfunding website.

Travel routes

Between Nice and Menton the mountains plunge sharply down to the sea. Running along these heights are three famous routes: the Grande Corniche, the Moyenne Corniche and the Basse Corniche. The first affords the most stunning views, climbing to 1,476ft/450m. The second offers beautiful vistas along the shore; while the third provides access to the coastal resorts.